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EOT: Enhancing Chemistry
    Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am @ Burnham 8th Floor

    EOT: Enhancing Chemistry Teaching and Learning through Cyberinfrastructure

    Abstract: In this paper, we discuss strategies used in the Institute for Chemistry Literacy through Computational Science (ICLCS) that have impacted high school teachers and their students from small rural communities in Illinois. The overarching goal of the ICLCS is to infuse high school Chemistry curricula with computational models and simulations in order to increase the content knowledge of both teachers and their students. Schools in rural communities present issues that are closely related to their size and location, but these issues may resonate in larger communities as well. By bringing leading-edge technologies to classrooms and intensive professional development to teachers not only have we impacted student achievement and teacher content knowledge in Chemistry, but we have used technology to improve access and opportunity for this underserved audience. This paper gives an overview of two aspects of the program—the cloud enabled environment designed to deliver a computational chemistry web service for education and the virtual professional learning environment that serves as a community of practice.




    Type Education Outreach and Training Track

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